The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

typescript - J.H. Hutton tour diaries in the Naga Hills

caption: Settlement of new villages
medium: tours
ethnicgroup: RengmaSangtam
location: Kiza-Re (Temimi) Tozatsimi (Tezatsimi) Kotesimi Sohemi Hoikiya (Hokiya)
date: 22.11.1917
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 10.11.1917-29.11.1917
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 22nd
text: Temimi, about 11 miles, through Tezatsimi. On the way the Kotesimi G.B. asked leave to start a new village from Kotesimi with some 16 houses. I forbade it, though I said he might go if he got the whole of Tezatsimi to join him, as Tezatsimi is already an offshoot from Kotesimi and though another small offshoot is in itself most undesirable, it will make no difference if it absorbs Tezatsimi.
text: Temimi appears to be neither Rengma nor Sangtam in language. It has a legend of origin very like that of Sohemi from whom it claims to have first taken wives. There is a new Sema village - Hokiya settled near Temimi. Probably it is settled on Kotesimi land but as Kotesimi made no complaint when it came, two years ago, I have refused to eject it now. It will however pay revenue. A dobashi will be sent from Kohima to assess it after my return. Office please note.